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are on touched by violence. our correspondent has been to one such city. >> another day dawns on the mediterranean. the only fighting on this part of the syrian coast is between friends on that jet skis. welcome. it is long a place of holiday for syrians. now they are coming here in search of refuge. on the streets here, there is an eased you do not find many places anymore. i arranged to meet a group of students at a popular cafe. the come from syria felt many ethnic and religious groups -- they come from syria from many ethnic and religious groups. but there is no attention around this table. these friends call themselves one big family. it is hard to believe war is raging about an hour's drive away. >> it is a fantastic place. i like my town. >> what do you think about them saying it is too dangerous to come to syria? >> no, no. you can stay in this place. no, nothing. >> nothing happens. there is no problem here. may be like -- they say there is a problem in damascus, for example. not all of damascus. one area. not the whole city. >> it is not just the optimism of use. a f
city ever leave spain? at the headquarters of the ruling party, i talked to one of the men who decide that. of the union party that runs the region. >> it is a difficult moment in a rich land that between 8% of 9% of our gdp every year to spain. the result is not happy at all because there are double the cuts in terms of social services, health services, double cups of the rest of spain and double taxes. that is a really big imbalance. we must solve that. >> catalonia has a powerful hand to play -- it is the industrial powerhouse, rich, a kind of spanish germany. until now, nationalist politicians have played that hand to get concessions from madrid, but madrid now can only offer austerity and has repeatedly denied the region's attempts to gain more autonomy. >> we have the political power, but barcelona had the economic power, and now, we are trying in a very clear way to concentrate economic and political power. >> the catalan government now wants an independence referendum legal or otherwise. >> if the legal process does not run good enough, we will not stop. >> you will have a ref
, but not the city. police visit regularly often in the middle of the night and she has another trial pending. >> one of our journalists, irina, has been arrested, and she's in this country. she can't leave the cub. i can vouch for her personally. i know she's not a criminal. can i ask why she's not even allowed to go and see a doctor in moscow? >> the president looks surprised. isn't she out of the country already, he turns on his aides. no problems, he says, send her to moscow with evgeny tonight. then minutes later, a memo arrives. it isn't such a bad thing, mr. la schenk jokes. there you go, and don't bother bringing her back. >> late in the day irina gets the news. she's grateful, but she tells him she's also skeptical. >> because president lukashenko's belarus can be a dark, secretive place, where what is said in public doesn't necessarily crend to reality. many believe -- correspond to reality. many believe that was the case with an explosion that killed eight people in 2011. within 48 hours police arrested two young men. within weeks they were convicted and executed. the bbc "newsnight" inves
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